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# Opponents of laws that require automobile drivers and

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Opponents of laws that require automobile drivers and passengers to wear seat belts argue that in a free
society people have the right to take risks as long as the people do not harm other as a result of taking the risks.
As a result, they conclude that it should be each personâ€™s decision whether or not to wear a seat belt.
Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the conclusion drawn above?
A. Many new cars are built with seat belts that automatically fasten when someone sits in the front seat.
B. Automobile insurance rates for all automobile owners are higher because of the need to pay for the
increased injuries or deaths of people not wearing seat belts.
C. Passengers in airplanes are required to wear seat belts during takeoffs and landings.
D. The rate of automobile fatalities in states that do not have mandatory seat belt laws is greater than the rate
of fatalities in states that do have such laws.
E. In automobile accidents, a greater number of passengers who do not wear seat belts are injured than are
passengers who do wear seat belts.
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20 May 2006, 06:07
B . Others need to pay more because of those who don't wear seat belts... it weakens the argument as it affect others .
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20 May 2006, 06:17
B.

Automobile insurance rates for all automobile owners are higher because of the need to pay for the
increased injuries or deaths of people not wearing seat belts
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Here the insurance company suffers because of the person not wearing a seat belt and getting injured.
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20 May 2006, 06:49
B - because accidents due to people not wearing seat belts are affecting everyone as insurance is going up BUT stem says "as long as the people do not harm other"
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21 May 2006, 07:31
B it is.
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22 May 2006, 02:41
B. The conclusion is based on the argument that as long as people not wearing seat belts do not cause harm to others it is fine not to wear seat belts.
Increase in insurance rates/premiums affects the entire population not just people wearing seat belts.
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22 May 2006, 09:14
itishaj wrote:
Opponents of laws that require automobile drivers and passengers to wear seat belts argue that in a free
society people have the right to take risks as long as the people do not harm other as a result of taking the risks.
As a result, they conclude that it should be each personâ€™s decision whether or not to wear a seat belt.
Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the conclusion drawn above?
A. Many new cars are built with seat belts that automatically fasten when someone sits in the front seat.
B. Automobile insurance rates for all automobile owners are higher because of the need to pay for the
increased injuries or deaths of people not wearing seat belts.
C. Passengers in airplanes are required to wear seat belts during takeoffs and landings.
D. The rate of automobile fatalities in states that do not have mandatory seat belt laws is greater than the rate
of fatalities in states that do have such laws.
E. In automobile accidents, a greater number of passengers who do not wear seat belts are injured than are
passengers who do wear seat belts.

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